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working to free a 71-year-old man who fell into the grain around 2:00 p.m. we believe they may have just rescued him seconds before we came on air here at 6:00. now at one point he was up to his chest in grain. chopper6 was over the huge rescue operation using multiple ladder trucks from the chesterfield and surrounding areas. i spoke with a woman who identified herself as the man's wife and she tells me that he is conscious and that crews stabilized him in a cage to prevent him from slipping any further. but because of the extreme pressure against him, the grain needed to be drained before they could pull him out. now, his wife says the man's name is chris probasco. he's a 71-year-old who has been farming all his life. now rescue crews right now, if you come back live, you may be able to see the gentleman being wheeled into the ambulance behind him. it appears he might be right behind the truck here. the ambulance it looks like from a different vantage
point. he is in fact being wheeled into the chesterfield township ambulance right now. this was about a three and a half hour operation to get him out of the silo and this wife describes this as a very dangerous spot here on the farm. in fact, she says it is the most dangerous spot here on the farm. so, we are back out here live. they have just rescued the 71-year-old man who has been in that silo trapped in grain for nearly four hours here on the probasco farms on sykesville road in chesterfield township. we're reporting live in chesterfield township, new jersey, jeff chirico, channel6 "action news." >> thank you jeff. here's the latest on a confrontation between an armed bandit and a pharmacy owner in levittown. it happened during the attempted robbery of a pharmacy this morning in the 8500 block of new falls road. it is pretty clear the thief didn't anticipate that the pharmacist would also have a gun. but he did and he used it.
"action news" reporter chad prad teal is live apradelli is . >> reporter: jim the pharmacy owner turned the tables on these would be thieves killing one of the suspects and as bucks county district attorney david heckler put it this would be thief, the one that was killed got what he deserved and this pharmacy owner did law enforcement a favor. >> fellow asked for what he got and he got it. >> reporter: his accomplice didn't survive but tim goldsboro d this afternoon he was charged with homicide for the killing of his alleged co-couldn't spear torment it happened around 10:00 this morning inside the pennsbury pharmacy. pharmacy owner kenneth lee watched on his surveillance system as the two suspects backed this minivan into the parking lot out front. >> he then saw a subject exiting the passenger side of the van wearing were a mask. >> reporter: lee saw an umbrella and a shot gun. he then grabbed his own gun as
the masked suspect entered the pharmacy. >> the owner yelled to him several times i am armed. do not come into the store. the subject then began to run towards the owner. >> reporter: lee opened fire killing the suspect. police say goldsboro who was in the get away vehicle didn't hear the gunfire and police quickly arrested him. police are asking for the public's help with identifying the dead suspect. they released a photo of this distinctive tattoo of a devil hoping someone will recognize it. as for lee, he was questioned and released. customers call him a gentleman. >> he's devastated. he has to go back home and tell his family what happened and he's devastated. >> everything that we see at this point, this poor gentleman that poured his heart and soul to open this store lone employee had no choice but to do what he d law protecting himself and his business. >> reporter: and if you know that man with that tattoo, call falls township police. i'm live in falls township, chad pradelli channel6 "action
news." jim. >> thank you, chad. philadelphia attorney turned himself in today and now faces charges for an assault is at a center city starbucks. 47-year-old yvonne montgomery is accused of throwing coffee on another woman. montgomery allegedly then punched and pulled the victim's hair. the incident happened april 25th at the starbucks at 16th and arch. montgomery is charged with terroristic threats simple assault and disorderly conduct. the woman who stole award winning artwork from a chester county art gallery will serve time in jail. a judge has sentenced 33-year-old bree distefano to 23 months behind bars. distefano was a sales manager at steve mcmurray -- make that mccurry's gallery in exton. she pleaded guilty in april to stealing $650,000 worth of art. that included this, a copy of mccurry's famous afghan girl which graced the cover of national geographic.
most of the art was recovered after being sold on the black-market. a gas leak shut down a busy intersection in cherry hill this morning. authorities say a contractor struck a gas line at 9 o'clock at chapel avenue and cooper landing road. crews did cap the leak. fortunately no one had to be evacuated. atlantic city's baeder field is going on the auction block. america's first municipal airport shut down 10 years ago. closed auction bids are due on july 14th. the airport is among 120 city owned properties going up for sale. those properties will be up for auction on june 23rd at the atlantic city convention center. so, what happens when business sad world comicon and philadelphia beer week hit the city at the same time? the situation simply challenges the imagination. "action news" reporter john rawlins is live at the tight
tavern in spring garden. john, how does this all fit together? >> reporter: well, i think everybody is going to have a good time. i think most of the folks at the beer week crowd will be mere mortals but surely a super heros and mythical characters must enjoy a cold one every now and then after they're done mingling over at the convention center so let's start there. >> i am the mighty thor. surprised you don't know. i'm the prince of afgar. >> reporter: the convention center overrun with mythical sorts. >> i'm the joker. >> reporter: this is a 16th wizard world comicon, a celebration of pop culture much of it derived from comic books. >> look what you got on. it's awesome. oh, you like this show, that's awesome. it's just more about the community of it. >> reporter: town square. >> yeah for all of in other ner. >> i'm the avenger. he's the evil one.
avenger villian inch maybe that's a squabble that should be settled over a beer as this is philadelphia's beer week. today's kickoff a 42-mile relay of coincidental al thor like hammer called the hammer of glory that was todayered to over two dozen pubs. >> mongo like hammer. >> reporter: the hammer used to tap a ceremonial keg as for mo n.p.o. it could be a tough interview. >> give you a hug. >> reporter: what mongo seemed to lack in self control he made up in enthusiasm and soon he was escorting the hammer of glory to its next bar and next tapping: the hammer of there are no rihanna lay when it's done will be a 13-hour odyssey. final and biggest event tonight at 7 o'clock it will be at the entertainment venue the fill more, mayor kenney expected to be on hand.
no word as to whether any superheros or super villians will be there. >> thank you john. dozens of volunteers got to work today on a long list of repairs needed at eight homes in west oak lane in philadelphia. by the end of the day tomorrow they'll have completed a variety of projects including replacing floors, painting and installing smoke detectors. this effort was organized by a group called rebuilding together philadelphia. the 15 homes will be rehabilitated by the end of the month. two philadelphia firefighters were honored today for their service in the city. and to the city. the fire service paramedic award was presented to thomas naclodoo and the fire service emt award went to thomas hamsenek. each year they are given -- the awards are given to those who demonstrate superior service and performance in the
field. mayor kenney also on hand to recognize those two men. coming up on "action news" tonight, there have been several bear sightings in the regionally we'll tell you what you should do if you come across one of the animals. and the eagles closed out their voluntary ota's. ducis rodgers with the status of the players that have yet to show up. cecily. >> well, a system that's heading to the midwest will bring the potential for strong to severe storms here for part of the weekend. i'll have details on the timing and what to expect where you liver in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues. >> ♪
>> yesterday we introduced to you a bear that was hanging out in a back regard in central new jersey. as it turns out this wasn't the only bear making its presence known in the tri-state area. "action news" reporter nora muchanic has that story. >> knew whatever it was it had to be big. >> reporter: lisa a 28-year-old ultrasound tech from franklin township was in her backyard tuesday night when this young black bear out foraging walked right toward her. >> about 2 feet away from the fence and i knew the mother bear probably was not far from that. >> reporter: lisa stood still and started recording the bear on her phone. >> i stayed frozen for as you see in the video a good amount of time but once he got i mean within 2 feet i had to start backing up. >> reporter: with the bear too close for comfort lisa ran away. >> the one thing you should never do is run. when you run from a bear it could invoke a prey response. and the bear may think you are prey. >> reporter: in another incident wednesday morning in reading pa a different bear
was sighted. crystal warrens grabbed her phone to sloot this video. >> i saw this luge black thing in the lane. i was like oh my god it's a bear. it was a big black bear. >> reporter: it's not uncommon for young male bears to be on the move this time of year but wildlife officials warn you've got to be careful if you encounter them. >> the best thing you can do is avoid contact with the bear. do not look at it directly in the eyes. back away slowly. >> you can raise your arms to make yourself look as tall as possible. snap your handsism the last thing you want to to is corner a bear like this 500-pounder in dubai, a town in western pennsylvania. apparently looking for food he was trapped between two buildings and had to be tranquilized and removed. >> they are wild animals and they can be dangerous. >> so, i would say i'll probably video next time from inside the window. >> in franklin township, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> students and staff at a bucks county elementary school
celebrated quite a milestone today. samuel k. faust elementary school in bensalem turned 60 years old today. the days events included the reveal of a 60th anniversary mural. two students who won a essay contest also got to place their essays in a time capsule. students from northeast philadelphia made preparations today for a space flight simulation. it is part of project spark. the space research center at the school. this year's simulated mission has kids studying the martian moon of fobos. today the students also showed off a robotics equipment there they've constructed to explore the moon. in new york state. ♪
head coach doug pederson is hopeful fletcher cox and darren sproles show un. those players missed the voluntary workouts. cox wants a new contract. sproles we're told is spending more time with his family. coach, he just wants harmony. >> well, i think deep down they're going to be here. there's no indication, you know, that conversation hasn't been -- been, you know, talked about yet so it's a mandatory situation. you know, it's the only mandatory aspect of the entire off season program and so i as head football coach expect both of those guys to be back and be a part of their -- parts of their team. >> pederson reiterated today that sam bradford is his starter. coach went out of his way to praise bradford calling his work this off season outstanding. >> i look at what sam's done and sam's -- he's taken this thing and run. it's unbelievable what he's done and i'm so excited in the
direction he's going and the stuff that he's doing on the field right now are the things that i expected and what i saw at the end of the season last year from sam bradford and my message has always been don't look over your shoulder look forward and that's what he's done, he's embraced it so, you know, competition is great at all levels. >> to baseball. the phillies will try it again tonight with the brewers. they haven't won a game in over a week. vinceville cavelasquez will tryo stop the skid. phillies will rock the uniforms from the 1976 season. they won 107 games that year. jerad eickhoff gave up two runs on eight hits. not terrible. the way the phillies have been hitting that was more than enough for the brewers. phillies lost four to one. the warriors strike first as if last night's game one is any indication the cavs might not be long for this nba final
series. by the looks of this shot you would have thought the warriors were in trouble. the cavs were playing catch up most of the way. cold front vin love did give cleveland the lead midway through the third quarter with this put back bucket. the cavs were up by one. but the warriors out scored them 41-25 the rest of the way. steph curry only had 11. this bucket ended all hopes for cleveland. the warriors won. you can catch game two and every game of the nba finals here on 6abc. nascar hits pocono this weekend. women of the l pga. defending champion anna north wick starts off with going bogeys on two of her first three holes. she gets it together. nine birdies the rest of the way. she's tied for the lead with two other golfers. that's sports. >> thank you ducis. camden officials announce today a new program that will benefit young people who don't have a job.
the camden core plus disconnected youth program is for residents between the ages of 16 and 29. those who enroll will get job training along with literacy and basic skills training. the program was made possible by a $2 million grand from the u.s. department of labor. (man) wow. (male off-screen announcer) what's it feel like to win $100,000 home makeover,
>> fresh fruits and vegetables are now sprouting in a wilmington neighborhood. the new ed robinson urban farm at 12th and brandywine opened today. it's named after the late eric d. robinson a former city councilman and community activist. along with enjoying the home grown food it will also allow residents to get lessons in
horticulture and no doubt the farm benefitd from today's on-off wet friday. >> got some showers this morning and heading into the weekend it's looking unsettled especially late on sunday. not a washout but sunday afternoon could get very stormy. storm tracker6, though, live double scan showing that we've cleared the air from the showers this morning. still a lot of clouds left over but we're live on sky6 taking a look in cape may where we are seeing some hazy sunshine, little bit on the breezy side in cape may. it's not going to be a perfect beach weekend but i think we'll still manage to squeak out some areas of sunshine especially tomorrow. i am highlighting sunday because sunday is when you really have to be weather aware. the severe storm prediction center has put areas really south and west of philadelphia in an enhanced risk of severe weather. what this means is that any storm could have damaging winds, hail, even the potential for an isolated tornado and the rest of our area under a slight risk of
severe weather. so, the key timing with the main squall line could have some scattered activity before that but the main squall line looks to be moving through between about 4:00 in the afternoon and 9:00 in the evening on sunday. what this means is that we'll see strong to severe storms, winds could gust more than 60 miles per hour. that's the main threat but we could have some heavy downpours up to 2-inches of rain that could cause some localized flooding. the air mass is really juicy ahead of this system. right now temperatures holding in the 70's with all the clouds, 74 degrees in philadelphia. the same in allentown. wilmington 75. millville 72. and down the shore, cape may with that wind off the ocean -- the ocean temperature has warmed up to 66. the air temperature currently 67 degrees. so, satellite6 along with action radar showing we have a weak cold front that's really limping across central pennsylvania, mainly just some clouds associated with this and that front will stall to the south tomorrow. the main event for sunday is this powerful low pressure.
it's moving into the midwest. what this will do is drag a cold front through on sunday evening and that's what will spark the potential for severe weather. so, tonight your friday night, not a perfect night but just lots of clouds. it will be muggy with some areas of fog especially areas like chester county that got the heavy rain this morning. 63 degrees the low in the suburbs, 66 for center city and tomorrow not a bad day. but with that front to the south lots of clouds especially south of philadelphia, so the warmer temperatures actually will be to the north. allentown 85. reading 86. philadelphia 84. lots of clouds with some peeks of sunshine. possibility of a pop-up shower in the afternoon. mainly south of philadelphia and there also temperatures will be cooler. cape may 74. and dover 79 degrees. heading into sunday, we have a warm front moving through in the morning. so that will bring some showers, perhaps a few heavy downpours early in the day. then we get some breaks of sunshine with some pop-up storms in the afternoon around
2:30. any of these could have some gusty winds and then that main event rolling in late in the day on sunday and sunday evening. this shows right along the i-95 corridor by 7:30 pushing off coast by 10:00. everything clears out by monday. so, if you are down the shore, we're looking at lots of clouds, some peeks of sunshine tomorrow at 74 degrees. gusty thunderstorms on sunday and the poconos tomorrow looking okay but the threat of some heavy downpours for the races on sunday. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, clouds with some sunshine tomorrow. the high will be warm and muggy, 84 degrees. on sunday, humid with strong thunderstorms, 81. monday lowering humidity, 82. our next cold front brings us some thunderstorms on tuesday, 83 degrees and behind that system, very comfortable on wednesday and thursday, temperatures dropping down into the 70's and i will have an update on the timing of the storms coming up tonight on "action news" at 11:00. >> all right cecily. finally tonight several delaware residents were honored this afternoon in wilmington for their hard work
in overcoming adversity. the 2016 goodwill inspiration awards were landed out at the chase center. the awards honor those who have bettered their lives with the help of goodwill. governor jack markell also there to personally congratulate each and every recipient. abc's world news tonight with david muir is next on channel six. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rodgers. then please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel6. for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us at 11:00. >> ♪
tonight, the bloody clashes. protesters on the attack. taking aim at donald trump supporters. trump responding as we come on the air tonight. also breaking, five american soldiers dead, four missing. the new warnings about the storm up and down the east coast. and the new videos just released by the chicago police department. was it excessive force? and the update on muhammad ali. a couple is run off the road by this pickup truck. and so